pppconfig -V (return code: 255)
pppconfig --help (return code: 255)
Usage: pppconfig [--version] | [--help] | [[--dialog] | [--whiptail] | [--gdialog] [--noname] | [providername]] '--version' prints the version. '--help' prints a help message. '--dialog' uses dialog instead of gdialog. '--whiptail' uses whiptail. '--gdialog' uses gdialog. '--noname' forces the provider name to be 'provider'. 'providername' forces the provider name to be 'providername'. pppconfig 2.3.18 pppconfig is an interactive, menu driven utility to help automate setting up a dial up ppp connection. It currently supports PAP, CHAP, and chat authentication. It uses the standard pppd configuration files. It does not make a connection to your isp, it just configures your system so that you can do so with a utility such as pon. It can detect your modem, and it can configure ppp for dynamic dns, multiple ISP's and demand dialing. Before running pppconfig you should know what sort of authentication your isp requires, the username and password that they want you to use, and the phone number. If they require you to use chat authentication, you will also need to know the login and password prompts and any other prompts and responses required for login. If you can't get this information from your isp you could try dialing in with minicom and working through the procedure until you get the garbage that indicates that ppp has started on the other end. Since pppconfig makes changes in system configuration files, you must be logged in as root or use sudo to run it.